Definition of coincidental
1 : resulting from a coincidence a coincidental resemblance
2 : occurring or existing at the same time coincidental deaths
Examples of coincidental in a Sentence
The fact that he and his boss went to the same college was purely coincidental.
the nearly coincidental deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa
Recent Examples of coincidental from the Web
The resolutions have been in the works for months, and the timing of the votes and Trump's announcement on the Paris accords was coincidental.
The coincidental timing of the vote wasn't lost on observers: --
Sometimes these divisions are man-made, sometimes natural, but none are coincidental.
Are these back-to-back chart-toppers coincidental or a sign of what's to come, based on changing music distribution patterns?
Any or all of these relationships might be coincidental.
The Equalists, whose resemblance to the anarchist antihero from Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s epochal comic V for Vendetta is purely coincidental, according to DiMartino — is a compelling foil for a female near the height of her awesome powers.
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COINCIDENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coincidental for English Language Learners
: happening because of a coincidence : not planned
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